Finalist 2006 Edgar Award for Best Paperback Original — Finalist 2006 Anthony Award for Best Paperback — When people in Edinburgh need to borrow money, they go to Cooper. When they don’t pay it back, they get a visit from Joe Hope. — But now Joe’s got troubles of his own. His teenage daughter’s found dead, an apparent suicide. Then the police arrest him for murder. But for once, Joe’s innocent–and with help from Scotland’s hardest men (and one of Scotland’s hardest women), he sets out to find who’s framed him and deliver his own brutal brand of justice.